Friday, May 27, 2011

Books: Archaic

Well, the time has come for me to write a decent in-depth article.

I'm Rizzo's boyfriend, Joe. I hate books. Their physical form is just so archaic and the transfer of information through them is outdated by almost fifty years. The onset of easier, hands-free and paper-free alternatives should be where it's at.

But everytime I seem to walk through a department store, or drive by an urban commercial multiplex, I spy a book store. Why?! Why books?! Why do publishers keep printing them? The newspaper died within the last decade. Only feeble and trickling remnants remind us of the "Read All About It!" child criers that used to stand on the corners of busy streets, attempting to make a half cent by selling his mass-produced parchment.

Movies have come around now, and are much more effective at telling stories. You can actually be there visually, not just in your imaginations eye. Audiobooks, despite being based off of books, give you an audible reference and infliction which gets lost in the text. Television shows, Graphic Novels, Video Games and other interactive media have far trumped books!

Again, why?! Why waste natural resources and print millions of these things? So they can just sit on someones shelf and collect dust? They're overpriced anyways. Who in their right mind would pay $20+ for a book?

Not this man.


Sunday, May 22, 2011

Thanks & Update

Hey guys!

I wanted to thank all the new followers for joining! It's been awesome getting all your comments. I am excited to get more books and finish the ones I'm currently reading.

Just so everyone knows I have added a new project to The Rampant Reader blog. I am doing a Read Along for the month of June on top of reading and reviewing my current book list. Read the "Read Along Project" and cast your vote on the poll in the left hand column!

Let me know if you are going to participate and which books you'd like to read together!


The boyfriend

What constitutes a book? My college english teachers face was screwed up into a snooty expression when I challenged her views on whether a graphic novel, or comic was readable literature. She wanted to put me down and tell me it wasn't, and that I was just phobic of reading real books. Well, I disagree! No one will make me believe otherwise!

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